Gerard de Rose (1918–1987). British painter who specialise in portrait of the famous. He taught at various art colleges from 1950 to 1958, including at the London College of Printing. From 1958 to 1967 de Rose ran the fine art faculty at Maidstone College of Art as head of faculty.
In 1961 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). He was also a member of the Chelsea Arts Club.
In his youth, de Rose was a formidable boxer and a skilled amateur magician.
- "He was remembered by his peers as a flamboyant character, small of stature, with red hair and a stutter." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_de_Rose